New Arrivals
2014    Waterstone Carneros Chardonnay
2012    Hundred Acre Few And Far Between Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 100 pts.
2014    Charles Smith Casa Smith Cervo Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope Barbera
WA 93 pts.
2014    Charles Smith Casa Smith Cinghiale Rosebud Vineyard Wahluke Slope Sangiovese
WA 89 pts.
2014    Charles Smith Casa Smith Porcospino Northridge Vineyard Wahluke Slope Primitivo (Zinfandel)
WA 90 pts.
2013    Sine Qua Non Female Grenache
WA 98 pts.
2013    Sine Qua Non Male Syrah
WA 98 pts.
2013    Rafanelli Dry Creek Merlot
2014    Rafanelli Dry Creek Zinfandel
2012    Scarecrow Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 98 pts.
2005    Bond Pluribus
RP 96 pts.
2004    Bond Pluribus
RP 98 pts.
2013    Jax Y3 Taureau Red Blend
A blend of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. The highest score Parker has given to a California red under $20 in the last 10 years? RP 92 pts.
2012    Dana Estates Helms Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 98 pts.
2012    Dana Estates Hershey Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 98 pts.
2012    Dana Estates Lotus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 98 pts.
2013    Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon
RP 97+ pts, AG 98+ pts.
2012    Krutz Family Magnolia Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
Well, I never thought that I would be writing again about declassified cult juice but.... I tasted the 2012 Krutz Family Vineyard Magnolia Napa Cabernet and was blown away. Espresso bean, black fruits, pencil lead, and a silky, rich finish are hallmarks of this beauty, made up of 91% cult Cabernet juice. I was told by my distributor what the "cult" source is but am sworn not to put it in writing. Suffice to say that Oakville is the epicenter. Do a little googling and sleuthing on the internet and you won't be disappointed; this Cab is the real deal!
2013    Lewis Reserve Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
WS 95 pts.
2012    Shatter Cotes Catalanes Languedoc Grenache
So what happens when Dave Phinney (Orin Swift The Prisoner) and Joel Gott (Trinchero, Joel Gott Wines, and Newman's Own) hunker down and decide to make a wine together? Pure, unabashed, unadulterated red wine bliss. Phinney hears from a friend about the great terroir in Maury, where the vines struggle in the rocky hillsides. Where's that you say? The South of France in Languedoc. He's so jazzed by what he sees/tastes that he creates a winery there. He persuades his buddy Gott to partner up on a project and thus Shatter is born. WA 92 pts.